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Amherst, MA 01002 Located in: Amherst College Quadrangle

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Amherst College in Massachusetts hosted Middlebury College professor Rebecca Kneale Gould for an event called "The Whiteness of Walden." Gould and the students discussed whether people should “still read, teach, and study the work of this ‘dead white man’ today. How nice. More liberal indoctrination and brainwashing BS.

William Peabody

I work here. My boss is a great guy. It's a good place to work.

Adam Selah

Thomas Michelmore

I personally would have been happier at a public university, where there are normal students; not people where everyone thinks they are the smartest person in the room.

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Amherst College in Massachusetts hosted Middlebury College professor Rebecca Kneale Gould for an event called "The Whiteness of Walden." Gould and the students discussed whether people should “still read, teach, and study the work of this ‘dead white man’ today. How nice. More liberal indoctrination and brainwashing BS.

Sabrina Hossain

A wonderful environment for students to learn. Safe student life.

Anton Kliot

josvani

Utter trash

Trevor Wright

Swan Keyes

Belinda Myers

Another brainwashing institution. They don't mind tossing the truth under the train when it doesn't bode well for them. It is an overpriced average liberal arts college with a strident Politically Correct policy. Don't send your children here if you love them!!

Javier Cueto

Definitely better than Williams.

Henry Burrell

Jerry Zodl

Jeremy Bailey

They protected a rapist and threw the victim out of school.

Shannon Sarkisian

Beautiful campus!

Joe Osborn

I loved my time at Amherst as well. A near perfect liberal arts college. Fantastic students, professors, courses, and an incredibly beautiful campus. I cherished my time there.

Hua Lu

William Peabody

I work here. My boss is a great guy. It's a good place to work.

JOSE JACOB

Angela Robinson-Wheaton

It has been an amazing experience, so far. And my child loves it! All a parent can ask for!

Mister Ramsay

Best five years. Owe this place a lot.

Robert Gordon

Some things you should know about Amherst. I just attended my 50th reunion and spoke with lots of students still on campus. No students whom I spoke with thought the College was blatantly sexist. Students of all sexual orientations are highly focused on bridging divisions among them. Sure there are issues here, as there are at just about every other place, but the College is not shy about addressing them. Furthermore, I found consistent opinions among staff and students that the recent "Amherst Uprising", was quite different in reality from how it was reported in the media. No surprise there! Amherst has a remarkably diverse student body, a fierce dedication to excellence in teaching, and exceptionally high expectations of both its faculty and students. The biggest challenge now is achieving the same level of diversity among the faculty that the College has been able to achieve among its students. Amherst is determined to fix this, but it may be difficult until a few more generations of college graduates from campuses with diversified student bodies such as at Amherst are out in the world and can be recruited back to college faculties. An endowment of $2.1 billion when adjusted for per student capita, puts Amherst among the top 10 wealthiest institutions of higher learning and it uses those resources well. The College ranks at the top of colleges for recruitment of students of talent from economically under-privileged communities, in recognition of which Amherst received the Cooke Award for 2016. It is one of only 5 institutions that still admits students without respect to financial need (the others are Harvard, Yale, Princeton and MIT) and it has done so since 1965. Despite the progressive rise in full tuition (now over $60,000 per year), the actual tuition paid by students has risen only slightly because of the extensive financial aid that is available. Amherst estimates that it spends about $1.2 million on each student over the four years of college. It was a magical place 50 years ago. Although there have been many changes, It remains so today.

Fletcher Walters

Charles Brewer

Andrew Kim

Sukhu Maan500

Joseph

An american embarrassment

Daisuke O

I graduated 10 years ago, and I think it should have a Google rating higher than 4, c'mon

Daniel Clark

Amherst beat my brain with a stick, teaching me how to form my own opinions clearly. I'm grateful for the punishment. UMass would have been easier. And it would have been easier to meet girls there (I'm talkin' 1958 to 1963). Amherst was too snooty (I took a year's leave of absence to breathe the air the rest of the world was breathing). But for all that, I'm glad I graduated from the place on the south side of town. I got out with a "gentleman's C" and a good vision of who I was and what I wanted to do. And oh well, let's hear it for the snoot factor, which always gives me a leg up when I tell people I went to school there.

Angela Robinson-Wheaton

It has been an amazing experience, so far. And my child loves it! All a parent can ask for!

Danae Lopez

Messie Araya

William Lee

Da Lu

David Burk

Mister Ramsay

Best five years. Owe this place a lot.

Lil Baphomet

Protected a rapist and expelled the victim. Even when it was discovered that the victim couldn't have been the rapist due to being highly intoxicated to the point of being incapacitated, and evidence from text messages sent by the rapist, further proving that the victim was innocent. Amherst still expelled him.

Dave Keith

Needs more socialism and less athletics

rritambhar chakraborty

Joshua Hastings

Amherst college has a great reputation for its academics along with its athletics, and their is a very good reason for that. Admission standards are very stringent and they always have a high rate of applicants but unfortunately with that great education comes great expectations. All it takes is one year where you didn't put total effort into high school and you could be passed over for a spot by a more qualified candidate.

Carly Schissel

Amherst College is not a good college to go to - An Eph

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Ian Davis

young thug cancelled his show at amherst college, stupid amherst college almost ruined a good night

CC B

I smelled strong arrogance from staff and students here. How funny, we didn’t smell it at Princeton or Yale. Anyway, the facilities are historical(old), and lots of steep slopes on campus.

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Yohei Takada

Ian Davis

young thug cancelled his show at amherst college, stupid amherst college almost ruined a good night

Rob Nicholls

Milagros Ortega

It's Pretty And Good For You

Anne LaMastra

Eyobel Gebre

Jesse Pagliuca

Awesome school!

Eli Ket

From its Foundation, Amherst has truly been a college of numerous opportunites and has challenged its students to think ahead through rigorous courses. Rather than critizing such a marvelous place by giving immaterial reasons, think for a moment what would the World be without Amherst? I think any intellectual person would realize the vitality of the contribution to development and modernization of human mind &life in general.

Khoa Dang

Julie Wright

Cosette Lias

i don't want any apples thrown on my campus!

CC B

I smelled strong arrogance from staff and students here. How funny, we didn’t smell it at Princeton or Yale. Anyway, the facilities are historical(old), and lots of steep slopes on campus.

Sundays with Sunny

My dream school and I'm about to visit it soon!

Mahesh Narain Chaudhary

Patrick Lacey

William Collis

The most amazing place on the world.

K H

Ahmet Dok

KC Fussell

Ben Schaeffer

@Daniel Clark (and also @ CC B) -- Thank you for validating something I experienced many years ago when I took classes for a year and a half at Amherst. I also found Yale WAY LESS arrogant (and pretentious) than Amherst also. My father was a Columbia alum, and Columbia was also less pretentious and elitist than Amherst as well. I was a Hampshire College student, but I really enjoyed being able to take classes at all the other consortium schools. Amherst students were the WORST snobs I've ever met at ALL of the schools combined. Self-entitled, stuck up, pretentious, wanky, preppy, and literally for me, kind of nightmarish. I had the best off-campus course experiences at UMass/Amherst and Smith, but Mt. Holyoke ended up being ok too when I took a class there during my fourth year at Hampshire. That being said, the three classes I took at Amherst were EXCELLENT. Amherst does deserve it's ranking for it's academic rigor (I worked hard to even get B's), however, I was always happy to go to back to Hampshire after class. The third and final class I took at Amherst was a multimedia performance art class called "Scripts & Scores" taught by a WONDERFUL visiting professor at Amherst from NYU. He was very experimental and allowed us to create a multi-media performance piece combining film video/dance/spoken word/music. I collaborated with another Amherst student and another Hampshire student to each create our own individual material within the piece. I was even able to get the dance studio where we usually held class at Amherst as a venue to present the piece. The piece was so well-received after our two performances at Amherst, we were invited to perform it at Hampshire next (I had planned on performing it there anyway), then UMass asked us to perform, followed by Mt. Holyoke and Smith. I have to say: as only a second-year Hampshire student, I was honored to be asked to perform a piece at all five campuses. That was when I truly learned how great a resource the five college consortium is. And I knew it was mainly due to the professor (who remained one of my favorite faculty contacts during the rest of my college career). I ended up having a VERY positive experience come out of taking the classes at Amherst. Later, when I was in my fourth year at Hampshire casting for my Senior Theater production, I cast a couple of Amherst students in my show, and to their credit they were decent actors. In the end, Amherst College was an experience I guess I needed to have, but do I EVER understand WHY you would have taken a year of leave to go breathe less blue-blooded air. Amherst was pretty "upper crusty." And I think the students were the way they were because in their circles Amherst is where you go if you get waitlisted or denied acceptance to the Ivies (I only discovered later on that Amherst is considered a "little Ivy." I visited Williams also, and it's VERY similar to Amherst (yes, I know their collective history). In fact, I found Williams to be a bit more funky and eccentric than Amherst and maybe a bit more creative and artistic as well. Amherst has a much better location (I found Willamstown isolated, but it IS beautiful in the Berkshires) right next to Amherst Town Center, which I found enviable, since Hampshire's campus was a bit isolated also, being 4.5 miles away from the town of Amherst itself. Except for the convenience of where Amherst's campus was located, I preferred Hampshire in pretty much EVERY other way to Amherst. Although, in certain aspects, Amherst surprised me. It's NOT the kind of college I would have EVER applied to on my own though.

Sam Wagner

Frost’s grey granite stare 40-years as Amherst Prof Spirit pervades still #NOLA_Haiku @AmherstCollege #RobertFrost #LiberalArts #PenelopeJencks #AmericanPoetry #PoetLaureate #TheRoadNotTaken

Ken Franklin

Always wondered why anyone would want to go to another excellent small liberal arts college when none have the benefits of being in the 5 college area.

IceKarma

Emily Salas

David Molina

This school has a lot of problems with treatment of women.

Itai Muzhingi

Tulay S

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This comment has come late but I still wanna emphasize that Amherst has never apologized for expelling the male victim of the rape case. You guys expelled a rape case victim for the sake of protecting the rapist simply because the rapist was a female? Even after she admitted that she lied to the college, the school still expelled the male student. Why in the world would this institution be regarded as one of the best national liberal arts colleges. Shame on you Amherst.

Griffin C

Ben Schaeffer

@Daniel Clark (and also @ CC B) -- Thank you for validating something I experienced many years ago when I took classes for a year and a half at Amherst. I also found Yale WAY LESS arrogant (and pretentious) than Amherst also. My father was a Columbia alum, and Columbia was also less pretentious and elitist than Amherst as well. I was a Hampshire College student, but I really enjoyed being able to take classes at all the other consortium schools. Amherst students were the WORST snobs I've ever met at ALL of the schools combined. Self-entitled, stuck up, pretentious, wanky, preppy, and literally for me, kind of nightmarish. I had the best off-campus course experiences at UMass/Amherst and Smith, but Mt. Holyoke ended up being ok too when I took a class there during my fourth year at Hampshire. That being said, the three classes I took at Amherst were EXCELLENT. Amherst does deserve it's ranking for it's academic rigor (I worked hard to even get B's), however, I was always happy to go to back to Hampshire after class. The third and final class I took at Amherst was a multimedia performance art class called "Scripts & Scores" taught by a WONDERFUL visiting professor at Amherst from NYU. He was very experimental and allowed us to create a multi-media performance piece combining film video/dance/spoken word/music. I collaborated with another Amherst student and another Hampshire student to each create our own individual material within the piece. I was even able to get the dance studio where we usually held class at Amherst as a venue to present the piece. The piece was so well-received after our two performances at Amherst, we were invited to perform it at Hampshire next (I had planned on performing it there anyway), then UMass asked us to perform, followed by Mt. Holyoke and Smith. I have to say: as only a second-year Hampshire student, I was honored to be asked to perform a piece at all five campuses. That was when I truly learned how great a resource the five college consortium is. And I knew it was mainly due to the professor (who remained one of my favorite faculty contacts during the rest of my college career). I ended up having a VERY positive experience come out of taking the classes at Amherst. Later, when I was in my fourth year at Hampshire casting for my Senior Theater production, I cast a couple of Amherst students in my show, and to their credit they were decent actors. In the end, Amherst College was an experience I guess I needed to have, but do I EVER understand WHY you would have taken a year of leave to go breathe less blue-blooded air. Amherst was pretty "upper crusty." And I think the students were the way they were because in their circles Amherst is where you go if you get waitlisted or denied acceptance to the Ivies (I only discovered later on that Amherst is considered a "little Ivy." I visited Williams also, and it's VERY similar to Amherst (yes, I know their collective history). In fact, I found Williams to be a bit more funky and eccentric than Amherst and maybe a bit more creative and artistic as well. Amherst has a much better location (I found Willamstown isolated, but it IS beautiful in the Berkshires) right next to Amherst Town Center, which I found enviable, since Hampshire's campus was a bit isolated also, being 4.5 miles away from the town of Amherst itself. Except for the convenience of where Amherst's campus was located, I preferred Hampshire in pretty much EVERY other way to Amherst. Although, in certain aspects, Amherst surprised me. It's NOT the kind of college I would have EVER applied to on my own though.

Sam Wagner

Frost’s grey granite stare 40-years as Amherst Prof Spirit pervades still #NOLA_Haiku @AmherstCollege #RobertFrost #LiberalArts #PenelopeJencks #AmericanPoetry #PoetLaureate #TheRoadNotTaken

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